Printmaker Pat Martin Bates of Victoria recalls her upbringing in Moncton, New Brunswick, during and after World War II with paintings and photographs in It is I, Patricia: An Artist's Childhood (Hedgerow Press $29.95), with writing assistance from Hedgerow publisher Joan Coldwell. 978-0-9736882-9-0

Bates has also provided the introduction for a 2012 book on the artwork of Ida Uhthoff (1889-1971).

According to Mother Tongue Press: "Pat Martin Bates (RCA) was born in St. John, New Brunswick. In 1957, she completed a Fine Arts diploma with honors at the Royal Académie des Beaux Arts in Belgium, and over the next several years, did graduate studies, including at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Pratt in New York on an Ingram-Merrill scholarship. This acclaimed artist has enjoyed a distinguished career as a professor at the University of Victoria since 1965 and as a printmaker and arts advocate. In 1975, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and served as the chair of the Pacific Region. Her highly innovative printmaking has won her many awards in the international arena, and her work is represented in most of the world's finest art museums, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In recognition of her contribution to international printmaking, Pat Martin Bates won the prestigious Gold Medal Award from the Norwegian International Biennale of Printmaking in 1986, the Global Graphics Award from Holland in 1993, the Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and a Gold Jubilee Medal in 2004. In 2008, she was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She lives in Victoria, B.C."

[BCBW 2012]